Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Cotton Bowl Game

photo1 Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Cotton Bowl Game

A member of the Westboro Baptist Church protests the 2012 Cotton Bowl in Arlington. (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A handful of members of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church picketed the Cotton Bowl game Friday night.

The church, which is located in Topeka, Kansas, is known for protesting military funerals, public events, and college campuses.

Church members carry big signs that say “God Hates Fags,” “Thank God For Dead Soldiers,” and similar messages.

The Cotton Bowl game is being played at Cowboys Stadium Friday night.  Big 12 team Kansas State is going up against Arkansas of the Southeastern Conference.

Members of the small church, located 60 miles from the campus of Kansas State University, believe God is preparing to destroy the United States.

About 6 members from the church showed up for the protest.  Roughly 20 counter-protesters were also on hand at Richard Greene Park on Legends Way and Randol Mill Road near Cowboys Stadium.

The church announced the Cotton Bowl protest on its website.  Part of its statement reads, “If you gave even a fraction of the time, money, or interest in serving God that you give to the players on the field, this country wouldn’t be in the mess it is in.”

Westboro demonstrators also made their presence felt earlier in the week in Dallas when they showed up Monday at the TicketCity Bowl at Fair Park.

The church also protested at the Super Bowl in Arlington last year.

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  • Bart

    When will someone finally hand these ass bags some street justice? All in the name of God? What a waste of air these people are.

  • DDT

    I’m not saying I would encourage anyone to do so, but I wouldn’t shed a tear if I heard about a van plowing into these idiots.

  • DDT

    I’m not saying I would encourage anyone to do so, but I wouldn’t shed a tear if I heard about a van plowing into these dolts.

    • DDT

      There’s my post! I thought they were filtering “idiot” from my comment.

  • TNT

    Is Grand Asshat Fred Phelps in town with them? Or is he at home having relations with a relative?

  • Heino

    Someone needs to hit these people with pantyhose filled with manure.

    • Diane

      I really wish you could “like” comments on here…this one is great.

  • Kelly

    haha, Im a texan and we just love idiots, come on down to our cotton bowl and see how us country folks serve beat downs!! You attempted to protest at my hometown at the funeral of a local young soldier who died in iraq, we made it IMPOSSIBLE for you to even step out of your van, much less hold a sign–thanks to virtually the entire town standing proud and protecting the family during their grief. watch your back suckers, country folks shoot anything that moves wrong!!!

    • Heino

      Good for you and your town. More people need to have brass ones like that and stand up to these jackanapes.

  • sadiedog

    who do these people think they are ?? find their church and make it go away .

  • Ratibor

    In fact The Lord is angry against this dying nation who turned away from Him like idols,Godlessness,abortions,gays,and so on.I stand for WBC that warns lost souls to repent,Luke 13:3.

    • askme

      Could someone please tell the angry lord and/orJesus to help protect the children and the less fortunate of this earth a little better. Some of these nut jobs are really out of hand.

    • God Hates Nobody

      RATibor sounds like the type of asshat Jesus Christ Himself would have a hard time trying not to kick the s–t out of!

    • DDT

      You support a “church” that mocks the funerals of our military heroes? You’re sick. Oh, and F–K YOU AND YOUR MOTHER!

    • Zack

      So the WBC isn’t sinning with their self-righteousness, anger, malice, prejudice, arrogance, and numerous other mental attitude sins? You think they’re reflecting God with this behavior? This church is as Godless as any unbeliever out there.

      “Let he who is w/o sin cast the first stone”…This church is heaving boulders, and they’re not even stopping to look at their own transgressions.

      • Zack

        ALL sin is detestable to God. He doesn’t pick and choose one over the other. His Justice condemns it, but His love (providing His son to bare all sins) forgives sin.

        If you don’t accept that free gift, you’ll be judged by your “good works” . Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do (on your own behalf), or will ever do that will make you righteous in God’s eyes.

        It’s really quite simple, and it’s a shame Christians are quick to point out the transgressions of others w/o addressing their own.

      • Ratibor

        We are all sinners before God including people of WBC.No one is righteous on this earth,but Jesus demands our obedience before God.You can’t accept and say it’s ok to be gay,it’s ok to kill a preborn baby,etc.God is not mocked Zack,Galatians 6:7.

      • Ceex2

        Thanks Zack… I agree.. These “protests” by the WBC are nothing but self serving, fanatical, rhetoric. As believers we aren’t asked to condemn anyone, that’s not our job! That’s God’s biz. We are asked to lay down our lives for one another, period.. Sin IS sin no matter what the offense, in gods eyes there are no differences.

  • James

    Im sorry,,,but who has given this Church the right to judge anyone but their own self-worth,,,what people do is their choice God gave them that right when we were created. Whether they get through the gates of heaven will not be your decision but that of God…..So get off your high horse, worry about your own ass for when the time comes to be judged it may be the only thing you have.

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